Thu.Aug 16, 2018

Power Up Blended Learning: A Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change

Catlin Tucker

The days and weeks leading up to a new school year are exciting. Teachers return energized, refreshed and ready to tackle another year.

How to Recognize, Avoid, and Stop Stereotype Threat in Your Class this School Year

Digital Promise

What can I do in my position to change outcomes for kids? As teachers, we don’t always have a say in decisions that are made in our buildings, the pacing for curriculum, or the content of a professional development day.

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Rhythm, blues, and reading cues: How music improves young students’ reading skills

Neo LMS

Children typically become proficient readers sometime between their fifth and seventh birthdays. By the time a child is in second grade, they often become self-conscious if they fall behind and may begin to display behavioral issues, according to Today’s Parent.

Hacking Early Childhood

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jessica Cabeen, the 2017 Minnesota National Distinguished Principal, and talks about how we can hack and improve early learning. This is a must-listen for kindergarten principals and teachers. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Jessica Cabeen’s Bio. Jessica is the Principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin Minnesota.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

10+ ways to use Flipgrid’s newest features in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

For many students, video is just part of the way they speak. Snapchat. Instagram. YouTube. For many of them, they think in terms of sharing socially. Video has never been more accessible and available to use in classroom settings. Flipgrid is a platform where students can respond to prompts with short video responses. And Flipgrid […]. Ed Tech flipgrid flipgrid 2.0 flipgrid ideas classroom new flipgrid features

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Giving Our Students Freedom

CUE

Some of the common things I hear when I tell someone I teach middle school include: “Oh, I’m sorry,” “Why?” and my personal favorite, “Let me buy you a drink.” I’m not saying that I don’t relate to all these comments at some point in the school year, but I also am continually amazed at […].

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How an Experimental Online Course Helped One Anthropology Department Keep a Professor and a Half

Edsurge

When budget woes threatened faculty reductions in the anthropology department at Kansas State University, one professor decided to address the shortfall by teaching differently. The professor, Michael Wesch, has a long track record of teaching innovation.

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The Multiple Uses of Augmented Reality in Education

EmergingEdTech

Classroom learning as we know it is undergoing change at an unprecedented rate. Technology has made its way to the classroom, increasing the engaging and interactive elements that many students are. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

What Is The Best Way To Have Podcast Listeners Communicate With You?

TeacherCast

Speakpipe is an online voice recorder that allows you to create an online voice message system for your podcast, blog, or classroom. | | TeacherCast. The post What Is The Best Way To Have Podcast Listeners Communicate With You? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about gamification quite a bit, which is different than game-based learning, if you’ll recall. The definition of gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage a specific behavior.) Making your classroom work like a game may not be […]. The post 10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game appeared first on TeachThought.

Can We Create a Curriculum around Video Conferencing?

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Stacey Roshan on the program to talk about the power of Video in the classroom. Stacey is a veteran teacher who for the last 7 years has been flipping her classroom through interactive and engaging videos.

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Behind the Scenes of TED-Ed’s Wildly Popular YouTube Channel for Students

Edsurge

When Kim Preshoff’s students watch some animated TED-Ed videos, they don’t know that she was the one who came up with the lessons and wrote the scripts until the credits roll. The New York state-based high school environmental science teacher doesn’t like to make a big deal about it in front of her students, but when they find out, they’re usually in awe. TED is best known for its videos showcasing its difficult-to-get-into talks from experts and creative thinkers.

3 Student Engagement Strategies To Mathematize Any Activity

MIND Research Institute

Math is everywhere and in everything, but the math experiences that students are exposed to are often very limited. From worksheets and textbook problems, to activities that focus only on the calculations, many math experiences are not engaging to students in a dynamic way.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

EdTech as a Tool for the IB Classroom of the Future

100mentors

This post is part of a 4-part series highlighting how teachers can put the IB Learner Profile into practice and expand their students’ consciousness. As an IB teacher, you already know the unique challenges of teaching the pillars of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile in your students.

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Back to Classwork Quickly – Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Return Quickly to the Classwork Page In the new Google Classroom, the action is no longer happening on the Stream. Now you need to click on the Classwork to post assignments. Same is true for students, they skip the Stream and go straight to the Classwork page. Currently, returning to the Classwork page is a […]. The post Back to Classwork Quickly – Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom G Suite google

Problems with Airport Guest WiFi and how to solve with the right network design

SecurEdge

Airport WiFi: the bane of the business traveler or jet-setting social media star. If you’re tasked with managing an airport WiFi network, or are responsible for the implementation and design, then you know how daunting it can be to manage and monitor a network on this scale.

Kick Off the School Year Right with These 14 Back to School Tips and Tons of Resources!

techlearning

I’m excited to announce I’ve taken on a new position as the Technology and Computer teacher at a STEM charter school in Houston, Texas. Yesterday, I met some of my 650 elementary students and their parents.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

How Can I Help Students Set Learning Goals?

Where Learning Clicks

Goal-setting is a good practice for students, but they may not understand how to set good ones. Use these questions to help students set learning goals! The post How Can I Help Students Set Learning Goals? appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Can Competency-Based Education Demonstrate Mastery Across a Lifetime? #DLNchat

Edsurge

When students master a competency, have they mastered it for life? And how can they continue to build on competencies through employment or demonstrate that growth? Those were a couple of questions that popped up at #DLNchat on Tuesday, August 14. The conversation was guided by our special guest Executive Director of C-BEN (Competency-Based Education Network), Charla Long.

Notes from Some Summer Reading 2018 f/ @shawnachor @gretchenrubin @micheleborba @IAmMarkManson @askpang @DanielCoyle @DanielPink @simonsinek

techieMusings

Summer has flown by faster than seems possible given the number of days and hours we have in a summer.

The 2018 ‘Horizon Report’ Is Late. But It Almost Never Emerged.

Edsurge

The story behind the latest Horizon Report —which ranks tech trends in higher education—is easily more dramatic than the document’s actual conclusions. But both are available as of today. A panel of 71 experts convened by the New Media Consortium worked for months to dig through research and make recommendations for this year’s report, following a process that had been honed over several years.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Back to Classwork Quickly – Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Return Quickly to the Classwork Page In the new Google Classroom, the action is no longer happening on the Stream. Now you need to click on the Classwork to post assignments. Same is true for students, they skip the Stream and go straight to the Classwork page. Currently, returning to the Classwork page is a […]. The post Back to Classwork Quickly – Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom G Suite google

3 tips to make inquiry a part of your IB lesson plan

100mentors

This post is part of a 4-part series highlighting how teachers can put the IB Learner Profile into practice and expand their students’ consciousness. As an IB teacher, you already know the unique challenges of teaching the pillars of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile in your students.

3 Thoughts on “Culture Killers”

The Principal of Change

A friend shared the following story with me: Here’s a culture horror story for you: I have a friend who does amazing work with primary students. The superintendent of her district decided to do a photo op in her classroom one day.

The Power of First Lines: Another New Library Orientation

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

School is back in session in Georgia, and I’m once again reorganizing what happens in the first visit to the library. I’ve tried to steer away from a traditional orientation where students hear the do’s and don’ts in the library.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.